• Colleague cracks Sen. McCaskill's rib with Heimlich maneuver Posted on 25 June 2018 at 11:00am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has cracked a rib of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill while performing the Heimlich maneuver on the fellow Democrat when she began choking.

    A spokesman for Manchin tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that McCaskill began choking during a luncheon for Senate Democrats on Thursday. Manchin used the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the blockage in McCaskill's throat, but he cracked a rib in the process.

  • "Food 4 Kids" program begins in Jefferson City Monday Posted on 25 June 2018 at 8:36am

    JEFFERSON CITY – The First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City is kicking off its annual “Food 4 Kids” program Monday. The program provides free lunches to children living in low-income neighborhoods around the city.

    The program’s coordinator, Shelley Swoyer, said she loves to deliver the lunches to the children.

  • Teenager uses sign language to communicate with blind and deaf man during flight Posted on 25 June 2018 at 6:47am

    (CNN) -- A 15-year-old is being widely praised for an act of kindness during a cross-country flight.

    Clara Daly was traveling with her mother Jane from Boston to Los Angeles on an Alaska Airlines flight earlier this week. During the six-hour flight that included a layover in Portland, Oregon, Clara volunteered her skills in sign language to help a blind and deaf man by forming letters with her fingers while he "read" them with his hands.

  • Kinder gives up federal job, calls it waste of money Posted on 25 June 2018 at 6:29am

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — Former Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has resigned from a leadership position with a federal agency, saying the job was a waste of taxpayer money.

    In September, Kinder was sworn in as alternative federal co-chairman to the Delta Regional Authority, following an appointment from President Donald Trump. He resigned this month.

  • One in custody after gunfire in Northeast Columbia Posted on 25 June 2018 at 2:04am

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department said one person is in custody after a shooting on Rice Road Sunday night.

    "We're not sure at this point what role he had in the shooting, but the Criminal Investigations Division is en route to try and determine that part of it, but we do have him arrested on unrelated charges," CPD Lieutenant Matt Stephens said.

  • Tipton community grows closer over hogs Posted on 24 June 2018 at 8:46pm

    TIPTON - Some Tipton residents are working together to run their own hog farm.

    This is in response to a possible concentrated animal feeding operation or CAFO that could be built in Cooper County.

  • Missouri World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson dies after crash Posted on 24 June 2018 at 4:52pm

    BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) — Sprint car driver Jason Johnson has died following a crash at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, race officials said Sunday. He was 41.

    Johnson was injured during a World of Outlaws race Saturday night at the 1/3-mile-long dirt oval, the series said. It said the driver from Eunice, Louisiana, crashed on lap 18 of a 40-lap race while racing for the lead and was taken to a hospital.

  • Jefferson City teen to compete in CrossFit Games Posted on 24 June 2018 at 3:20pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A 17-year-old from Jefferson City will be competing at the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin in August.

    It will be Noah Casey's third time competing in the competition. This year, he'll be going against 19 of the best 16 and 17-year-old athletes from across the globe to be crowned the "Fittest on Earth".  

  • Turkey election in full-swing as Erdogan takes preliminary lead Posted on 24 June 2018 at 2:58pm

    (CNN) - Partial results in Turkey's snap elections put President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party in the lead, lifting the veteran leader's chances of surviving his biggest electoral challenge in 15 years.

    With 75% of the votes for the presidential race counted, Erdogan was at 54.7%, a comfortable lead over main opposition candidate Muharrem Ince, who has 29.7% of the votes so far.

  • UPDATE: Pulaski County shooting victim and suspect identified Posted on 24 June 2018 at 1:51pm

    CROCKER - A 23-year-old man is dead and a suspect in custody after a shooting Saturday night.

    Pulaski County police were dispatched to a reported shooting incident at 19000 block of Brownsville Road and arrived at the scene at approximately 10:30 p.m.